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Davis Divan- 1948

Davis Divan- 1948

Glenn Gordan “Gary” Davis was an industrial designer and salesman. Around the end of World War II, he bought a small racecar that a California racing enthusiast had converted to a 3-wheeler–thinking it would make a practical economy car. 

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Davis Motorcar Co.
Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

Deutsch-Bonnet HBR5- 1955

Deutsch-Bonnet was an unofficial partnership between Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet. It was “unofficial” because Deutsch was a civil servant who oversaw all French roads and French law prohibited civil servants from owning a business. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Rene Bonnet
Devin Renault Special-1959

Devin Renault Special-1959

This car is the marriage of a Devin F body and a 1954 Renault 4CV chassis and drivetrain. Originally built by Harry Rasmussen in the Pacific Northwest, it was completed in time for dis-play at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1958

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1958

The name DKW comes from “Damph-Kraft-Wagon” which translates to “steam powered vehicle.”It carries this name because the first vehicle its Danish designer, J.S. Rasmussen built was a light steam car. 

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1961

DKW Auto Union 1000- 1961

The name DKW comes from “Damph-Kraft-Wagon” which translates to “steam powered vehicle.” It carries this name because the first vehicle its Danish designer, J.S. Rasmussen built was a light steam car.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Auto Union GmbH
DKW F2-1933

DKW F2-1933

DKW started as a motorcycle manufacturer in 1919.  Their first motorcycles were called Das Kleiner Wunder (the little wonder); hence the name DKW.

DKW Monza- 1959

DKW Monza- 1959

The Monza seen here is one of a handful of survivors, out of an unknown total production numbering fewer than 240. Being such a low-volume car, it is what the British would refer to
as a “Bitsa” – it has a bit o’ this, and a bit o’ that…
DKW Munga- 1958

DKW Munga- 1958

After WWII, the German government sponsored a competition between Borgward, Porsche, and DKW to find a suitable military replacement for the Land Rovers they had used before the war.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Auto Union GmbH
DKW Universal- 1958

DKW Universal- 1958

From 1949 to 1962, DKW produced a van with a trailing-arm rear suspension system which incorporated springs in the cross bar assembly.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Auto Union GmbH
DKW-Vemag Belcar 1000- 1962

DKW-Vemag Belcar 1000- 1962

The DKW-Vemag is considered the first genuinely Brazilian-made passenger vehicle. It is basically a German DKW Sonderklasse. There were some differences; for example, no heater was provided (for obvious reasons). The first DKW-Vemag model was launched in 1958.

  • Country of Origin: Brazil
  • Veículos Máquinas Agricolas S/A
Dodge M-37- 1960

Dodge M-37- 1960

It is said that Dodge produced a line of military trucks “as reliable as gravity and as popular with soldiers as taking the next breath.”

  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Dodge Division, Chrysler Corp.
Dodge Viper RT/10- 1994

Dodge Viper RT/10- 1994

The Dodge Viper was conceived as a futuristic interpretation of a classic American muscle car. During the development stage, it was decided to utilize Lamborghini, then a Chrysler subsidiary, to cast a prototype aluminum V10 engine based on their truck drivetrain and modify it for performance car use.

Duport Onyx-1991

Duport Onyx-1991

In 1977, as a hobby, Mr. Duport built a prototype, a Microcar powered by a Lombardini 510cc diesel engine. The car was well constructed, although the only part made by Duport was the chassis.

Duport Parco-1982

Duport Parco-1982

Almost as a hobby, in 1977 Guy Duport built a prototype, first-of-its-kind diesel-powered microcar. It was a small car with a plastic body and 2 doors, equipped with a 510cc (about 31 cu. in.) Lombardini diesel engine. According to Duport, that 10HP engine assured 3,500 hours of operation, allowing it to travel potentially more than 62,000 miles.

Dymaxion Replica- 1933

Dymaxion Replica- 1933

Buckminster Fuller had a long and productive career. He was a visionary that worked in many fields, from the environment to architecture. The Dymaxion, which is an acronym for DYnamic MAXimum TensION, was his most famous automotive project.

Elcar-1975

Elcar-1975

The Elcar was a small electric car produced by the famous Italian design and coachbuilding company, Zagato. Known for designs such as the Ferrari 250 GT, Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, and Aston Martin DB7 Zagato, the Zele, as it was known in Europe, was quite a departure. 

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